Dancers are up for the cup

Dance students at Winstanley College
Dance students at Winstanley College

WIGAN’S dance students will be keeping rugby fans entertained as part of the World Cup celebrations in the borough.

Members of Winstanley College have already performed at Leigh Sports Village for the Tonga v Cook Islands match on Tuesday night and are now poised to show off their moves at the games in Salford tomorrow (Scotland versus the USA) and at the DW Stadium for the quarter-final on Saturday week.

They have been recruited along with more than 3,000 other dancers from across the country to take part in a series of spectacular celebrations for Rugby League World Cup 2013.

The dancers will be led and inspired by Jeanefer Jean-Charles, who was part of the team who delivered the London 2012 Opening Ceremony, and choreographer, James Wilton.

The million-pound project, which is supported by Arts Council England through their Grants for the Arts programme, Wooden Spoon, the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Arts Council of Wales and the Welsh Government, will give a unique chance for thousands of dancers to perform.

Dance tutor at Winstanley, Emma Brocklehurst, said: “This is an exciting and once in a lifetime opportunity for our dance students.

“I know they were delighted to be selected and are really looking forward to it.

“And hopefully, one of their crowd pleasing half-time dances will be picked up by the players and used for celebrating when a try is scored.”